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Good news in iOS 16.1 for the first gen AirPods Pro users

One of the brand-new features available in the second-generation AirPods Pro is “Adaptive Transparency”. And it elevates the functionality of Transparency mode by blocking out some noises. While maintaining the user’s ability to hear important sounds around them. So, owners of the original generation AirPods Pro now have access to this feature in the iOS 16.1 Settings app. Thanks to the arrival of iOS 16.1 beta 3.

In addition, for those who are unfamiliar, transparency mode is a function available in the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. Also, it enables users to hear their surroundings without taking off their headphones.

The new Adaptive Transparency function will be in use with the original AirPods Pro

So, According to Apple, the new H2 chip (not present in prior AirPods) is used by Adaptive Transparency in the AirPods Pro 2 to “minimize the intensity of strong noises like sirens or motors noise” However, users of prior AirPods Pro models may now use Adaptive Transparency by updating their iPhones to iOS 16.1 beta 3 (which was made available to developers last week).

Some Reddit users claim that the most recent iOS beta also includes brand-new AirPods beta software (version 5A304a), which allows adaptive transparency for AirPods Pro’s first generation. It’s not yet obvious whether the functionality actually functions or whether there is a problem.

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Users of the original AirPods Pro may notice Adaptive Transparency in the Settings app. Since Apple has previously unintentionally enabled iOS functionalities that shouldn’t be visible. To find out if the new option actually works, we must wait till more people give it a shot.

Apple’s iOS 16.1 developer betas address a lot of significant problems present in the existing versions of iOS 16. Users of the new operating systems are suffering from a lot of issues and bugs including battery draining. Despite the fact that the software update is not yet available to the general public. Some developers confirm that it is a promising release.

iOS 16.1 features

  • Live Activities: Live Activities help you stay on top of things that are happening in real-time. Right from your Lock Screen;
  • Live Activities API: Follow an ongoing sports game or track the progress of your ride with just a glance. Glance at Live Activities from your favorite third-party apps with the new developer API;
  • Apple Wallet app can be deleted: OS 16.1 now lets users delete the Wallet app for the first time. As you’d expect, deleting the Wallet app means you won’t be able to use a number of different features. Including Apple Pay, Apple Cash, and Apple Card.
  • Matter support: Matter is a new smart home connectivity standard that will enable compatible accessories. To work together seamlessly, across platforms;
  • iCloud Shared Photo Library: A new way for families a new way to share photos seamlessly. With a separate iCloud library. That up to six users can collaborate on, contribute to, and enjoy. Users can choose to share existing photos from their personal libraries. Or share based on a start date or people in the photos.
  • Clean Energy Charging: Clean Energy Charging aims to decrease the carbon footprint of the iPhone. By optimizing charging times for when the grid is using cleaner energy sources
  • Battery percentage for more iPhones: After first launching late in the iOS 16 beta cycle. The battery percentage icon is also now available on the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11. Alongside the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini.

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